RE/MAX are delighted to present to the market a magnificent 5 bedroom thatched home located in the prestigious area of Maree, Oranmore, Co. Galway. This architecturally designed property was built with the finest craftsmanship and is set within an extremely private 1.2 acre site offering the best of country living.
St. Catherine’s House is approached through a private driveway lined with beautiful mature trees complete with iron gates. The property extends to over 3,300 sq. ft. and is spread over 2 floors. The roof is thatched with high quality Turkish reed. Living accommodation comprises of an entrance hall, 2 living rooms/reception rooms, kitchen/dining room, utility, downstairs W.C, landing, 2 main bathrooms and 5 bedrooms, the master bedroom having the convenience of an en-suite.
Upon entering the property is a grand entrance hall with a custom mahogany staircase finished with luxurious red carpet. Midway up the stairs is a curved window taking in the views of the wonderfully manicured front lawns. The main living room/reception room features solid oak floors, wooden ceiling beams and an incredible 2 metre high limestone fireplace crafted in Co. Clare and an original cast iron stove. The South-facing kitchen/dining area is fitted to a high spec with solid walnut kitchen units, all mod cons, Belfast style sink, wooden ceiling beams and windows on all walls benefiting from sunlight morning until evening. Utility room also features solid walnut units and access to the downstairs W.C. The second living room/reception room also with solid oak floors, wooden ceiling beams and solid fuel stove surrounded by a magnificent oak feature fireplace. The property is heated by OFCH and has a C2 Building Energy Rating (BER). All windows and doors are crafted from solid cedar wood.
A brass chandelier hangs above the spacious landing area, leading you to 5 large bedrooms with 1 en-suite, 2 bathrooms and large hot press. All 3 bathrooms are tiled from floor to ceiling and boast power showers. All bedrooms have high vaulted ceilings and incredible sea views. The master bedroom has access to an expansive decking area.
To the rear of the property is an extensive West facing garden that includes a South facing entertainment area with access from the main living/reception room and a West facing raised decking area which can be accessed via an outdoor stairs or through the master bedroom on the first floor. Here you can sit and enjoy sunsets over Galway Bay. The rear garden is currently set in beautifully manicured lawns ideal for a golf green, helipad or marquee. There is ample parking space around the property fitting up to 20 cars. The property also features a shed to the rear, providing additional outdoor storage space.
The site and surrounding lands has been part of the current owner’s family for over 200 years, including a neighbouring pre-Famine thatch cottage. The property is in immaculate condition and would suit anyone looking to escape to an area of pure beauty.
Oranmore is one of Galway’s most desirable areas and set along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. It is 1 mile from Maree village and 4 miles south of Oranmore and Galway City is just a 20 minute drive away. Set within a picturesque rural setting boasting spectacular views of Galway Bay and The Burren, it is a mere 5 minute walk to the shores of Galway Bay. Adjacent to the property is an equestrian centre, outdoor arena, cross country course and beach riding. Galway Bay Golf Resort and Galway Bay Sailing Club are just 1.5 miles away. Amenities include schools, shops, pubs, restaurants, filling station and community centre. Oranmore has to offer include a Garda Station, bus stops, train station, Tesco, Super Valu, Aldi, the Maldron hotel, IMC cinema, pubs, restaurants, shops, schools and business parks.
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